For the 48th year, the Rencontres photographiques d’Arles meets its public! An exigent, enthusiastic, passionate public, attached to the concept of the Rencontres d’Arles, and the spirit of places (its many venues are ever more numerous this year: 25 sites, 250 artists).
The Rencontres discovers and innovates once again. With the opening of Ground Control and the Mistral, there are two new exhibition sites on Émile-Combes Boulevard. The Grand Arles Express will arrive in Marseille, Avignon, Nîmes and Toulon, and still elsewhere in the coming years. We went to Jimei, China, in 2015 and 2016, and will go again next November.
The festival is also a site of openness and exchange. With their gaze, 28 artists will speak to us this year about Colombia, which, after half a century of civil war, walks a fragile road to peace. Meanwhile, 62 photographers, many young, and many female, will tell us in photographs about Iran from 1979-2017.
LES RENCONTRES D’ARLES
34 rue du docteur Fanton 13200 Arles France
July 03, 2017 to September 24, 2017